For those don't know, fantasy booking is basically me displaying how I would book the coming months in WWE. In this edition, I'll be fantasy booking from SummerSlam to WrestleMania 31 next year. I'll include full cards for each PPV during that time period as well as back stories. So let's get started.
The first match I'd have on the SummerSlam card is an eight man tag team match. The Usos have just came off a feud with The Wyatt Family and don't have many other opponents in the tag division aside from Big E & Kofi Kingston. Big E and Kofi recently aligned with
Xavier Woods to form a new Nation of Domination type stable. I would add Titus O'Neil to this group as well because he is loaded with charisma and could be the star of the faction. With that being said, over the weeks before SummerSlam, The New Nation as we'll call them, begin attacking The Usos. Kofi & Big E make it clear that they want a tag team title shot by ambushing the champions and delivering a vicious four on one assault. Titus grabs the mic and starts trash talking The Usos when Mark Henry's music hits. Henry tells Titus he should try to pick on someone his own size. Titus and Henry start trading blows, but the numbers game is too much and The New Nation stands tall over Henry & The Usos. Titus starts taunting them again as The Usos & Mark Henry roll out of the ring then The Big Show's music hits. Show says Titus & Big E think they're tough because they pick on people smaller than them and that the group as a whole are cowards because they only attack when they have the numbers advantage. Show says the odds even now and that he wants a fight. Show, Henry, and The Usos hit the ring, but The New Nation rolls to the outside and retreats up the entrance ramp. Titus then says if they want a match, they've got it! At SummerSlam, it will be The Usos, Mark Henry, & Big Show vs. The New Nation.
The next match that I'd make for SummerSlam is Cesaro vs Kane. Last week, Cesaro began vying for a spot in The Authority and I think he should join the stable. With Cesaro joining, Kane begans getting more unhappy with his position in the group as he feels like he's been replaced by all the new young talent. Thus leading to a match between Cesaro and Kane at SummerSlam.
The next few matches that I'd put on the SummerSlam card are ones that are either already officially announced or are most likely to happen. Those being Jericho vs Wyatt, AJ Lee vs Paige, Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton, Stephanie McMahon vs Brie Bella and John Cena vs Brock Lesnar.
Since the build for those matches has already begun in reality, there's no need for me to go into how I'd book them.
One match that's expected to happen that I'd like to fantasy book however is the bout between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. I'd put Rollins' Money in the Bank briefcase on the line since Ambrose had it won if Kane hadn't came down allowing Rollins to win. It adds even more high stakes to the match.
There's one more match I would add to the card and that is a No DQ, No Countout Match between Jack Swagger and Rusev. The stipulation would be added because their past two matches have ended in countout and disqualifications.
As for the pre-show, I'd book an Intercontinental Championship match with Miz defending against Dolph Ziggler.
On the pre show, Dolph Ziggler defeats The Miz to win the Intercontinental Championship.
The New Nation defeats The Usos, Mark Henry, and Big Show in impressive fashion. Titus kicks out of the World's Strongest Slam and recovers to powerslam Mark Henry through the announce table. The Usos dive out of the ring onto Titus, but Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods return the favor with double dives of their own. Kingston & Woods celebrate a bit too long however and Big Show hits a double chokeslam on both men. Show turns around and recieves a big ending from Big E which allows his to team to get the victory!
Cesaro defeats Kane in dominant fashion as he nails the demon with a neutralizer.
After 15 minutes of back and forth, Paige and AJ are at a stalemate. Tamina ends up being the determing factor in the match as she comes down to ringside distracting AJ which allows Paige to win and become the new Divas Champion!
In a slugfest, Rusev defeats Jack Swagger in the No Holds Barred Match. Swagger was about to finish off Rusev when Lana crawled into the ring and delivered a low blow to the Real American which allowed Rusev to gain the victory.
Bray Wyatt defeats Chris Jericho cleanly.
Brie Bella shockingly pins Stephanie McMahon in the center of the ring. The Bellas stand tall at SummerSlam.
Dean Ambrose defeats Seth Rollins and is thus the new holder of the Money In The Bank briefcase!
Roman Reigns defeats Randy Orton cleanly.
Brock Lesnar defeats John Cena to become the new WWE Champion.
Build to Night Of Champions:
After winning the IC Title at SummerSlam, Dolph Ziggler vows to be a fighting champion by taking on new challengers every week. In the weeks after SummerSlam, Ziggler defends his title successfully against the likes of Rob Van Dam, Alberto Del Rio, Curtis Axel, Ryback, & The Miz. On the final Raw before Night of Champions, Ziggler issues an open challenge for his title at the Night of Champions. Bad News Barrett's music hits and he accepts the challenge as he cashes in his rematch clause. Barrett says Ziggler's reign has been short, but impressive. Despite that, Barrett says he will take back what is his at Night of Champions.
After The New Nation's groundbreaking performance at SummerSlam, they continue to feud with their four opponents from the event. Big E & Kofi Kingston pin The Usos in a non-title match on Raw thus earning a title match at Night of Champions. There is a stipulation however and that stipulation is that Xavier Woods is banned from ringside since he played a big role in Big E & Kofi's previous victory over The Usos. Meanwhile, other New Nation member Titus O'Neil is still boasting about what he did to Mark Henry. Big Show comes to the ring and says Henry is out indefinitely because of what Titus did. Show says Titus is big and talented, but then challenges Titus to try to put him through a table like he did Henry. Titus starts beating on a show along with Xavier Woods, Kofi & Big E. The numbers game taker over until The Usos make the save. Big Show then gets Titus one on one and chokeslams him through the announce table. A match is made between Titus O'Neil and Big Show for Night of Champions. It's a Tables Match!
Since defeating Swagger (in cheap fashion) at SummerSlam, Rusev calls himself the most dominant person on the roster. Sheamus comes to the ring to confront him and challenges him to a match. Lana says Rusev will face him, only if the US Title is on the line. The match is set and Rusev shockingly defeats Sheamus to become the new United States Champion. The next week, Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger return to Raw to find Rusev as the US Champion. This kick starts the feud between Swagger & Rusev into overdrive. At Night of Champions, Rusev and Jack Swagger will face off inside a Steel Cage for the United States Championship. The stipulation was added so that there will be no outside interference from Lana, Zeb, or former champion Sheamus.
After Tamina's shocking return at SummerSlam, Paige thinks she has found a new friend, but it turns out to not be the case. Tamina says she did what she did for two reason. 1) to get revenge on AJ and 2) to get herself back into the hunt for a Divas Title shot. AJ Lee comes out and acts like she's going to say something, but instead hits Tamina with the microphone and they brawl at ringside before being separated. The next week, AJ Lee is banned from the arena because of her vicious attacks on Tamina out of nowhere last week. In turn, Tamina is given a non-title match with Paige in which she is victorious. The following week, Tamina cuts a promo and demands a title match at Night of Champions because of her non-title victory last week. This brings out Brie Bella who says if anyone deserves a title shot, it's her because she defeated the "Queen of WWE", Stephanie McMahon at SummerSlam. A triple threat match is made for Night of Champions, but before it's made official, AJ Lee makes her return! She says she talked with the board of directors and she is no longer suspended & has been added to the Divas Title Match at Night of Champions. It will be a chaotic Fatal 4 Way for the Divas Title at Night of Champions!
John Cena misses the Raw after SummerSlam, but he returns the following week and comes to the ring devastated about his loss at SummerSlam. Cena vows to fight on however and wants his rematch with Lesnar for the title. Triple H comes out and says unfortunately that won't be happening. Hunter brings out Cena's opponent for Night of Champions, "The Authority's New Secret Weapon" - CESARO!
Since losing his MITB briefcase at SummerSlam, Seth Rollins is going crazy. He wants Ambrose out of his life and Triple H grants him that by telling Ambrose that if he touches Rollins, he'll be suspended indefinitely. Ambrose says that's fine because he's already got his revenge and vows to become the next WWE Champion. There's still a problem though, The Authority lost the MITB briefcase at SummerSlam so Triple H makes a Money In The Bank Ladder Match for Night of Champions so they can get it back. The competitors will be Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Chris Jericho, Alberto Del Rio, & The Miz.
As if Triple H isn't busy enough, he has some business to take care of himself in the form of Roman Reigns. Hunter vows to end Reigns himself since Orton couldn't do it. The two men will clash at Night of Champions.
Brock Lesnar comes to the ring after SummerSlam and Heyman calls Lesnar the most dominant champion in WWE history. Heyman says Brock won't be defending the WWE Title at Night of Champions because there is NO ONE that deserves a shot because Lesnar has beaten every legend in the business. This brings out Batista! Batista says he never got his fair one on one WWE Title shot he was promised and he wants it at Night of Champions against Brock Lesnar! Triple H comes out and says Batista will get his rematch, but if he loses, he will be fired from WWE. Batista agrees and vows to win & become the new WWE Champion.
Night of Champions:
Night of Champions Outcome:
Bad News Barrett defeats Dolph Ziggler to regain the IC title which he never lost!
With outside help from a masked man, Big E & Kofi Kingston defeat The Usos to become the new WWE Tag Team Champions. The masked man that came through the crowd is revelead after the match to be R-Truth! Truth walks out with Big E & Kofi as they celebrate their title victory!
In a jaw dropping Steel Cage match, Rusev defeats Jack Swagger to retain the United States Champion. The ending was controversial and shocking though. Swagger spears Rusev through the cage wall and both men are laying on the wall when former champion Sheamus gets up from the commentary table and starts lining up Rusev for a brogue kick. Instead Sheamus delivers the Brogue Kick to Swagger!! Sheamus stands over Swagger as the arena fills with boos. Sheamus rolls Swagger into the ring and tells Rusev to pin him. Rusev does so and retains his US Title.
The fatal four way match for the Divas Title quickly turns personal as AJ immediately goes after Tamina while Paige focuses on keeping her title intact by turning her attention to Brie. The closing moment sees AJ lock in the Black Widow on Paige only for Tamina to kick her in the head to break it up. Brie Bella then hits her finisher on Tamina, 1..2.. -- Paige pulls Brie off of Tamina and covers her for herself and gets the victory to retain the Divas Title.
Titus O'Neil continues to impress as he defeats Big Show in the tables match by powerslamming him just like he did Mark Henry. O'Neil doesn't stop after the final bell rings though. Titus begins beating Show with a steel chair when Mark Henry hits the ring to make the save! Titus retreats up the entrance ramp as Henry stares him down from the ring.
John Cena and Cesaro go back & forth for nearly 20 minutes, but in the end Cesaro picks up the shocking victory over Cena. What an upset!
Bray Wyatt wins the Money in the Bank Ladder Match despite Orton & Rollins working together throughout the match so one of them would win.
Roman Reigns defeats Triple H cleanly.
Brock Lesnar defeats Batista after a distraction from Paul Heyman that allowed Lesnar to hit the F5. After the match, Batista wants revenge so he hits a Batista Bomb on Lesnar on a set of steel steps. Triple H comes down and orders security to take Batista out because he's fired. Batista keeps yelling to Triple H "I WILL BE BACK AND YOU WILL PAY!" Triple H follows the security and Batista out of the arena. In the ring, Heyman is checking on Lesnar when Dean Ambrose's music hits. Ambrose is cashing in his contract! The bell rings, Ambrose covers Lesnar 1..2... SETH ROLLINS PULLS AMBROSE OFF LESNAR. Rollins hits the curb stomp on Ambrose and Lesnar covers him for the win! Rollins just screwed Ambrose out of the WWE Title! Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar, and Paul Heyman stand over Dean Ambrose to close the show.
Build Towards the Hell In A Cell PPV:
After regaining his Intercontinetal Title at NOC, Bad News Barrett has a celebration that is crashed by Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler says he wants his rematch and Barrett grants it to him. In a hard fought match, Barrett comes out victorious once again, but he had to result some cheap tatics such as a low blow while the ref's back was turned. The next week on Raw, Barrett comes to ther ring and calls himself the best IC Champion of all time which brings out Chris Jericho. Jericho reminds everyone that he's won the IC Title more than anyone and wants to put Barrett's claim to the test. Jericho challenges Barrett to a match at Hell In A Cell for the IC Title. This brings out Dolph Ziggler who says he wants a fair rematch for the IC Title. Barrett says he gave Ziggler a rematch already and he lost. Jericho speaks up and says he saw what happened and agrees to face Ziggler later in the night in a #1 Contender's Match for the IC Title. In a grueling 20 minute long match, Jericho defeats Ziggler by the skin of his teeth. After the match, Jericho and Ziggler shake hands out of respect for each other. Since Jericho won, he gets his match with Barrett at Hell In A Cell for the IC Title.
Mark Henry heads to the ring on the RAW after Night of Champions and says he wants Titus O'Neil in the ring. Titus comes out onto the stage and Henry says he wants a match with him so he can get revenge for what Titus did to him at SummerSlam. Titus accepts and heads to the ring for the match, but just as he gets in the ring - R-Truth comes through the crowd with Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods. They attack Mark Henry on the outside while Titus mocks him and says he will finish him at Hell In A Cell.
As for the other members of the New Nation, Kofi & Big E start their reign as champions in dominant fashion by defeating The Usos in a rematch for the titles on Main Event. But a new challenge arose on the night before Hell In A Cell as Heath Slater headed to the ring and said he was disappointed in how his former partner Titus had been acting in recent months. Slater wants to put a stop to the New Nation. This brings out Big E & Kofi Kingston who offer him a shot at the tag titles, but then they "remember" that he doesn't have a partner anymore. This brings out Bo Dallas who tells Slater to cheer up and BOLIEVE because he'll be his partner. Slater and Dallas clean house on Kofi & Big E. A match is made between the two teams for the Hell In a Cell pre-show.
After the chaotic Divas Title match, AJ Lee wants a one on one match with Tamina because she was the only thing that stood in the way of her regaining the Divas Title. The match is set for Hell In A Cell. As for the Divas Champion Paige, she has found a new rival in the form of Brie Bella. At Night of Champions, Brie was about to win the match when Paige stole the victory from her. Because of this, a one on one title match is made between the two for Hell In A Cell.
After being defeated by Roman Reigns at Night of Champions, Triple H is furious. Hunter says the victory was a fluke and that he wasn't done with Reigns. Triple H says he wants to go to war with Reigns inside the Hell In A Cell so he can take him out of WWE for good. Reigns accepts the challenge and the match is set.
The feud between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins reached new heights when Rollins screwed Dean Ambrose out of the WWE Championship when he cashed in his MITB briefcase at Night of Champions. Ambrose is out for revenge on Rollins once again and this time he wants blood which is why the two will face off in a Hell In A Cell match!
After the controversial ending to the Steel Cage Match between between Swagger and Rusev at Night of Champions, Sheamus comes out on Raw to explain his actions. Sheamus said he did what he did because Jack Swagger winning the US Title would be a disgrace. He says Swagger is a typical American and it would be a shame for a someone like him to hold a title that Sheamus himself once held. Sheamus goes on to say that he talked with Rusev after the match and it turns out that they have alot in common such as their disdain for everything Jack Swagger stands for. This brings out Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. Zeb tells Sheamus if he hates it so much then he along with Rusev should leave. Zeb then says that he's done talking and that it's time for action. Swagger jumps on Sheamus and the two begin brawling. Rusev's music then hits and he runs down to help Sheamus, but Swagger brings him to the ground with a single leg take down. Rusev and Sheamus retreat up the ramp while Swagger stands in the ring telling them to bring it on. The next week on Raw, Swagger is competing in a match with Sheamus when Alberto Del Rio comes to ringside and kicks Swagger in the head while the ref isn't looking. Sheamus covers Swagger and gets the victory. After the match, Sheamus and Del Rio start motioning to the back and Rusev comes to the ring. They all start assaulting Swagger and the beating ends with a series of vicious steel chair shots to the back. Lana gets on the mic and says what everyone sees before them is the formation of a force that will change WWE and keep the US Title where it belongs, Team International! Sheamus, Rusev, and Del Rio pose in the ring together over a fallen Jack Swagger. On Smackdown later in the week, Sheamus faced off with John Cena. During the match, Rusev and Del Rio circled the ring and the trio attacked Cena just like they did with Swagger on RAW earlier in the week. This leads to John Cena calling out Team International on Raw the following Monday. They come out and Lana tells John that this was a critical mistake. The three men start beating down Cena when all of a sudden, Jack Swagger's music hits and he comes out to make the save. Swagger and Cena clean house on Team International and they retreat up the ramp. Cena gets on the mic and challenges the trio to a match at Hell In A Cell - Team USA vs Team International. Lana accepts and says they will shut Swagger and the USA up for good. Cena tells them to wait before they go because he forgot to announce who the third member of his & Swagger's team would be. Just as he says that, Hulk Hogan's music hits and he comes down to ringside and cleans house on Sheamus, Rusev, and Del Rio. Hogan vows that his team will destroy Team International at Hell In A Cell and make the WWE Universe proud!
After defeating Batista at Night of Champions, Brock Lesnar decides to take a week or two off. After this, Lesnar returns to Raw for a ceremony organized by Triple H. The whole roster is up on the stage while The Authority (Triple H, Randy Orton, Cesaro, Seth Rollins, and Stephanie McMahon) are in the ring. Triple H calls Lesnar to the ring and he comes out with Heyman. Triple H says tonight is a special night because he is going to crown Lesnar as the undisputed WWE Champion. This means that Lesnar will reign as champion for the foreseeable future because there is no one who can beat him. Triple H says this has never happened in the history of WWE because there has never been a champion as dominate as Lesnar. Hunter goes through Lesnar's accomplishments and all the people he's beaten. Triple H says before he annoints Lesnar as the undisputed WWE Champion, he wants to know if there is ANYONE out there who still thinks they can beat Brock. No one responds. Triple H asks one more time "Is there anyone who thinks they can challenge and defeat Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title?" This time someone responds with the words "I can." It's Cesaro! Triple H pulls the mic away from his face and says "What are you doing? This wasn't in the plan." Cesaro says he doesn't care and that he's been held down long enough. Cesaro says he doesn't want to be part of the Authority anymore because just like Paul Heyman did, they are using him and when they have no use for him, they'll push him to the side. Cesaro says he won't let that happen and that he wants a shot at Brock Lesnar's WWE Title. Triple H tells Cesaro that he really doesn't want to do this and Cesaro says he does. Paul Heyman gets on the mic and tells Triple H that if Cesaro wants to sign up for the beating of his life then let him. Heymans says "You want to go one on one in the Hell In A Cell with The Beast Incarnate? YOU GOT IT!" Triple H then makes the match official!
Hell In A Cell:
Hell In A Cell Outcome
On the pre-show, Big E & Kofi Kingston defeat Heath Slater & Bo Dallas to retain the tag team titles.
After an evenly matched 15 minute bout, Bad News Barrett defeats Chris Jericho with a roll up to retain the IC Title.
Titus O'Neil defeated Mark Henry in less than five minutes.
Brie Bella defeated Paige to become the new Divas Champion.
Roman Reigns defeated Triple H in the Hell In A Cell Match despite interference from Randy Orton and Stephanie McMahon.
AJ Lee defeated Tamina.
Hulk Hogan, John Cena, & Jack Swagger defeated Rusev, Sheamus, and Alberto Del Rio. After the match Lana says Rusev is done with Sheamus & Del Rio because they are losers.
Backstage, Triple H is flipping out because he lost to Reigns and he says that Seth has to win tonight. Hunter says the Authority won't go down three times in one night. Orton says he can't do all this on his own and he needs help. Hunter then walks into Rusev's locker room and shuts the door before the cameraman can get in.
Seth Rollins defeats Dean Ambrose after interference from Rusev.
Backstage, Triple H is seen with Rusev and Lana. He tells them they did a great job. Hunter then heads down to Brock Lesnar's locker room. Triple H tells Heyman that he's about to leave and he trusts that he can make sure Lesnar remains champion. Heyman says Triple H has nothing to worry about. Triple H tells him that just in case he needs some help, Rusev has his back.
Cesaro defeats Brock Lesnar to become the new WWE Champion despite interference from Paul Heyman. Rusev came down and tried to stop Cesaro from winning, but John Cena hit the ring and took Rusev out. Cena taking Rusev out is foreshadowing a feud between the two that develops slowly and ends up coming to a head on the Road to WrestleMania.
Build Towards Survivor Series
After successfully defending their tag team titles at Hell In A Cell, Big E & Kofi Kingston come to ringside for the #1 Contender's Match to find out who their next challengers will be. The Usos are facing off against Luke Harper & Erick Rowan, Ryback & Curtis Axel, and Heath Slater & Bo Dallas. Winner gets a Tag Title shot. The Usos were about to win, but Big E & Kofi pull them out of the ring and start assaulting them. While that is going on, Luke Harper & Erick Rowan manage to pick up the victory. The next week, Harper & Rowan get their title shot. Big E & Kofi take it to the big men in a hard hitting 15 minute battle. It seemed as if The New Nation was going to win, but The Usos came to ringside and distratced them which allowed Harper & Rowan to win and become the new tag team champions! The Usos get on the mic afterwards and say they don't like Harper & Rowan, but The New Nation cost them their match last week and on top of that, they are way too full of themselves and needed to be stopped. Titus O'Neil marches towards the ring from the back with R-Truth & Xavier Woods. O'Neil says "You think you stopped us? Did you see what I did Mark Henry last night? How about Big Show last month? There's no way you could ever stop us." Titus, Truth, & Woods circle the ring as Big E & Kofi make their way to their feet in the ring. Big E & Kofi jump on The Usos and the rest of the New Nation joins in on the beatdown. As they are beating down The Usos, several superstars run down to help. Dolph Ziggler, Bo Dallas, and the returning Rey Mysterio hit the ring and clean house on the New Nation. A match is made for Survivor Series between The New Nation and The Usos, Ziggler, Mysterio, & Dallas. It will be a traditional Survivor Series 5-on-5 elimination match.
As for the new tag team champions Harper & Rowan, they will be defending their titles against Sheamus & Alberto Del Rio who defeated Rybaxel in a #1 Contender's Match. Also in the match will be Goldust & Stardust. And for those wondering, the Money In The Bank contract holder Bray Wyatt is still remaining relevant by managing Harper & Rowan and cutting promos nearly every week teasing cashing in his briefcase.
After Hell In A Cell, Paige begins trying to get AJ Lee to "join the dark side." Paige said they have alot in common. They're both different than other divas, they're anti-divas so to speak. Paige tells AJ that if she embraced her vicious side, they would be unstoppable. In a match on Raw, AJ finally falls into Paige's trap by interfering in Paige's match against Emma. AJ & Paige begin beating down Emma when out runs Naomi to make the save. Paige gets on the mic and says it's no coincidence that Naomi would save Emma because they are both typical "divas". They come out and dance and act silly and just make utter fools of themselves. Paige says on top of that, they can't wrestle. Naomi takes offense to that comment and says she & Emma are every bit as good of a wrestler as Paige & AJ are. AJ tells Naomi & Emma to prove it and challenges them to a match at Survivor Series. The tag match is made. At Survivor Series the new team of Paige & AJ Lee, the Anti-Divas will face off against Emma & Naomi to see who the best wrestlers in the Divas Division are.
As for the Divas Champion Brie Bella, she comes out on Raw and thanks everyone for their support over the last few months. She is interrupted by her sister, Nikki. Nikki says that she's happy for her sister for all that she's accomplished and overcome the past few months. Nikki then asks for one favor - a shot at her Divas Title. Brie shakes her sisters hand and accepts her challenge. The Bella Twins will clash in a match of friendly competition for the Divas Title at Survivor Series.
After Wade Barrett beat Chris Jericho by a cheap roll up at Hell In A Cell, Y2J begins making fun of Barrett saying a real champion doesn't win by a cheap move like that. Jericho says he doesn't think Barrett can truly beat him. Barrett says that Y2J is just made because he couldn't beat him last night. Barrett goes on to say that he could beat Jericho twice in one night which leads Jericho to ask Barrett to prove it. Y2J goes on to challenge Barrett to a 2/3 Falls Match at Survivor Series for the Intercontinental Title. Barrett accepts and the match is set.
After the shocking outcome of the main event of Hell In A Cell, Triple H comes to Raw the next night and says he is tired of everyone ruining his plans. Hunter goes on to say that he's going to stay calm because tonight, the main event outcome from last night will be redeemed tonight when Cesaro defends his WWE Title against Brock Lesnar. Triple H guarantees that the WWE Title will come back to The Authority by the end of the night. The main event comes and Lesnar is super pissed about last night. Before the bell rings, The Authority walks down to ringside and positions themselves at the back side of the ring. Orton, Triple H, Rusev, and Rollins are all there. Just as they get settled in, Roman Reigns' music hits and he comes down through the crowd. Reigns says he knows what Triple H is going to try and pull so he brought some back up for Cesaro. Dean Ambrose and John Cena come down to ringside to join Reigns. HHH mocks the fact that The Authority still has the numbers advantage. The match gets started and Cesaro & Lesnar go at it. After about 10 minutes, it turns into a huge brawl as expected. The Authority is standing tall and Lesnar stands over a beaten Cesaro yelling "THATS MY TITLE! THAT'S MY TITLE!" when all of a sudden Batista's music hits! Batista runs to the ring and cleans house on Lesnar & Orton while the rest of The Authority retreats! Batista, Cesaro, Cena, Ambrose, & Reigns stand tall to close Raw. The next week, Triple H leads The Authority to the ring and is furious. Hunter says that he is SICK of everyone always going against his plans. From Ambrose to Reigns to Cena to the traitor Batista. Triple H says it all ends at Survivor Series because The Authority will be taking on Cesaro, Batista, Cena, Ambrose, & Reigns in a 5 on 5 elimination match and that The Authority will end all five men and reign on top of WWE, forever!
Survivor Series Outcome:
Luke Harper & Erick Rowan defeat Sheamus & Alberto Del Rio in the triple threat tag team match to retain the Tag Team Titles.
Paige & AJ Lee defeated Emma & Naomi.
Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, R-Truth, & Titus O'Neil defeated The Usos, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger & Bo Dallas. Titus O'Neil was the sole survivor of his team. He eliminated Bo Dallas which left he & Swagger in the match alone and Titus pinned Swagger to get the win for his team.
Brie Bella defeated Nikki Bella to retain the Divas Championship. After the match, Nikki snapped and began beating down her sister. During the beatdown, Paige & AJ walked down to ringside and began applauding her. Nikki then leaves with Paige & AJ. Emma and Naomi come down to check on Brie.
In a 30 minute long match, Chris Jericho defeated Bad News Barrett, 2 falls to 1 to become the new IC champion. Jericho won the first fall, but Barrett fought back with a dominant performance and nailed Jericho with a bullhammer elbow to get the second fall. The two went back and forth for the final 10 minutes trading near falls, but in the end Y2J rolled up Barrett to get the third fall.
In the main event, The Authority was defeated by the team of Cesaro, Batista, John Cena, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Around 8 minutes in, Randy Orton first eliminated Dean Ambrose after a low blow behind the ref's back. 12 minutes in Triple H eliminated Batista with a pedigree on the steel steps. Right after that Reigns gets tagged in and eliminates both Orton and Triple H with spears. So now its Reigns, Cesaro, and Cena left against Lesnar, Rollins, & Rusev. Cesaro ends up elimnating Lesnar. Cena and Rusev have a showdown that results in Cena making Rusev tap out to the STF giving Rusev his first loss. As Rusev is tapping, Rollins springboards off the top rope to make the save, but is caught in mid air with a jumping spear by Roman Reigns who last eliminates Rollins to get the victory for his team.
Build to TLC 2014:
After their first successful tag team title defense at Survivor Series, Harper & Rowan are on top of the world with MITB contract holder Bray Wyatt. Wyatt continues to tell everyone that he will cash in when they least expect it while also being recognized as the mastermind behind Harper & Rowan's successful tag title run. Since the tag team division is so packed, a four way TLC match is made for the TLC PPV in which Harper & Rowan will defend their titles against former champions The Usos, the team that wasn't pinned at Survivor Series Goldust & Stardust, and former champions who never got their rematch, Big E & Kofi Kingston.
In the build towards Survivor Series, the anti-Authority team did things to get under the skin of The Authority and one of those was interfering in Rusev's US Title Match with Jack Swagger. John Cena distracted Rusev which allowed Swagger to pick up the win and finally become the United States Champion after months of trying. With that being said, after Titus O'Neil pinned Jack Swagger at Survivor Series, he immediately became a top contender for the US Title. With the New Nation behind him, the dominate Titus O'Neil will clash with Jack Swagger for the United States Championship at TLC!
At Survivor Series, Nikki Bella lost to her sister Brie and then snapped after the match and gave her a vicious beatdown. A friendly rivalry of competition turned vicious and to make matters worse, Nikki seemingly aligned with the Anti Divas Paige and AJ. The night after Survivor Series, Paige & AJ explained that they had taken Nikki under her wing. They said they saw a dominate, vicious side of her waiting to come out and at Survivor Series it did. Paige & AJ vow to lead Nikki to the Divas Champion and just as they say that, Brie Bella attacks her sister from behind, but the numbers game is too much. Naomi & Emma run down from the back to make the save and Nikki retreats with AJ & Paige. A match is eventually made for TLC between Nikki and Brie for the Divas Title, but it's no normal match. It will be a Ladder Match for the Divas Championship between The Bella Twins!
Based on the eliminations in the main event of Survivor Series, many new rivalries emerged such as one between Reigns and Rollins. Rollins called out Reigns for thinking he was some superstar and says that he was the main reason he left The Shield. Rollins says that Reigns always thought he was the leader of The Shield and it made him sick. Rollins continues insulting Reigns calling him a spotlight hog. In return, Reigns hits him with a superman punch out of nowhere. A match ends up being made between the two at TLC.
Also at Survivor Series, Orton eliminated Ambrose via dirty tactics. This got under Ambrose's skin because Orton went around bragging after that he beat the lunatic fringe. Ambrose says Orton could never beat him which intensified the feud and made Orton want to prove he could beat Ambrose. Ambrose said Orton lost his touch a long time ago and thats why he's had to resort to cheap tactics and interference from Triple H to win any match he's been involved in over the past year and a half. This really pisses Orton off and the two end up brawling. A match is made between Ambrose and Orton at TLC.
The next match that was made for TLC is a match that's been building for nearly a year. Batista came back and he never got what he was promised by Triple H so he left. Batista returned only to get screwed out of the WWE Title and fired by Triple H at Night of Champions. Then at Survivor Series, Batista made his return to the ring as the final member of Team Anti-Authority and was eliminated by Triple H after a pedigree on the steel steps. This pushed Batista over the edge. Batista wants revenge on Triple H for the broken promises, the screwjob, for firing him, AND for the cheap victory he got on him at Survivor Series. Batista will get his chance at revenge when he faces off with Triple H at TLC!
At Survivor Series, Chris Jericho turned the tables on Wade Barrett by defeating him to become the new IC Champion using a roll up. A maneuver that Barrett used to defeat Jericho at Hell In A Cell. This leads to the next chapter of their feud for the Intercontinental Title. Their next match is a bout that doesn't have pinfalls nor submissions. It's a Ladder match! At TLC, Chris Jericho defends the IC Title against Bad News Barrett in a Ladder Match! Can Barrett beat Jericho at his own game?
The WWE Champion Cesaro has only had two title defense since becoming champion and neither of them were on PPV. The first was against Randy Orton in which Cesaro came out victorious and the second was against Brock Lesnar and ended in DQ. Cesaro's first big test will come at TLC when he defends his title in a TLC match. Who will he face? That would be determined on the RAW after Survivor Series in a #1 Contender's match featuring John Cena, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Randy Orton. John Cena comes out victorious and will challenge his partner from Survivor Series in a TLC match for the WWE Title at the TLC PPV!
TLC PPV Outcome:
Luke Harper & Erick Rowan retain their tag team titles in the chaotic Fatal Four Way TLC Match.
Titus O'Neil defeats Jack Swagger to become the new United States Champion!
Nikki Bella defeated Brie Bella in a Ladder Match to become the NEW Divas Champion!
Roman Reigns defeated Seth Rollins.
Bad News Barrett defeated Chris Jericho in a Ladder Match to become the new Intercontinental Champion!
Randy Orton defeated Dean Ambrose with help from The Wyatt Family.
Batista defeated Triple H.
Cesaro defeated John Cena in a TLC Match to retain the WWE Championship. After the match, Rusev came to the ring and beat down Cena. Instead of helping Cena, Cesaro left and Rusev assaulted Cena and stood over him to close the show. Cesaro leaving signifies the start of a slow heel turn.
Build Towards the Royal Rumble PPV:
After another outstanding performance and dominant title defense, Bray Wyatt proclaims that Luke Harper & Erick Rowan are the greatest tag team in the WWE today and that no one can beat them. This brings out a new team from NXT, The Ascension! The Ascension say they can defeat Harper & Rowan and that they'll prove it if given the chance. Bray says if they want a shot at his boys, they can have it. The Ascension will challenge Luke Harper & Erick Rowan for the WWE Tag Team Titles at the Royal Rumble PPV.
After her Ladder Match at TLC, Brie Bella is injured and will be taking some time off. This leads to her friend Naomi standing up to her sister Nikki for treating her sister so badly. Nikki tells Naomi to stay out of her business, but Naomi refuses and vows to beat Nikki & win the Divas Title to get back at her for what she did to Brie. With Brie out of action, The Anti Divas trio outnumbers Naomi & Emma so Natalya steps up to help watch their back. She'll join Emma at ringside at the Royal Rumble to assure that AJ & Paige don't interfere on Nikki's behalf.
A new year means a fresh start for many competitors. One person in particular who's starting 2015 off with a fresh start is Daniel Bryan. Bryan makes his return and will be getting his rematch for the WWE Championship against Cesaro at the Royal Rumble PPV.
Along with Daniel Bryan returning to the ring, Christian will be competing in his first big PPV match in months as he challenges Bad News Barrett for the Intercontinetal Title. Christian won this opportunity last year on Raw, but got injured and never recieved his title shot.
As for the Royal Rumble match itself, Triple H is once again conjuring up a plan for The Authority to come out on top. The Authority has been falling apart at the seams as of late with Triple H and Seth Rollins suffering big losses. With that being said Rollins is a finding it hard to continue to follow Triple H's plans because they've all failed so far. Beyond that, long time Authority member Randy Orton turned on Triple H in early January. When Daniel Bryan made his return to Raw and announced his intention to cash in his rematch clause, Triple H immediately tried to stop him. Hunter insulted Bryan and his wife then coaxed him to put on his rematch on the line against him later in the night. Triple H tried to get Randy Orton and to help him win earlier in the night and Orton hesitantly agreed. The match got started and Orton sat at ringside on commentary per orders of HHH. After 15 minutes of action, Bryan locks Triple H in the YesLock, but Hunter manages to get to the ropes. Triple H then "inadvertantley" knocks the ref down and begins signaling for Orton to get a chair. Orton gets a chair and gets on the apron. Triple H holds up Bryan and tells Orton to hit him with the chair. Orton just stands there. Triple H gets in his face and tells him to get the job done. Triple H turns around to pick up Bryan again and ORTON NAILS TRIPLE H WITH A CHAIRSHOT TO THE BACK. Bryan looks shocked as does everyone in the crowd. Orton throws the chair down and walks away. Bryan lines up Triple H for the running knee and hits it for the victory. With Orton's betrayal, The Authority is now down to three members - Triple H, Rusev, and Seth Rollins. Hunter only becomes more selfish as the group begins falling apart which just pushes Rollins even further away from him. Despite that, Rollins agrees to help Triple H win the Royal Rumble Match.
Royal Rumble 2015:
Royal Rumble PPV Outcome:
The Ascension defeats Luke Harper & Erick Rowan to become the NEW WWE Tag Team Champions. During the match, Dean Ambrose's music hit. Harper & Rowan were immediately distracted because Ambrose hasn't been on RAW in weeks, but he's been sending videos to WWE from an unknown location and in those videos, he vowed to get revenge on The Wyatt's for costing him his match against Randy Orton. This distraction allowed The Ascension to pick up the victory over Harper & Rowan. After the match another one of Ambrose's videos appeared on the screen. Ambrose laughed and said that during his time away he's become more violent, more unforgiving, and most of all, he's become fearless. Ambrose says seeing Harper & Rowan get screwed out of a match was nice, but it's not enough. Ambrose says he can't do it on his own though which is why he's not coming back alone. Ambrose ends by saying "You can run boys, but you can't hide because when I come for you, there's nowhere you can go that WE won't be able to find. So enjoy your last days, because when I'm not the same man I was when I left and when I return, YOU will never be the same again either." Ambrose laughs as the video ends.
Naomi defeated Nikki Bella by Disqualification after Natalya interfered on behalf of Nikki Bella thus turning heel. Natalya leaves with Nikki Bella, Paige, and AJ while Emma and Naomi are left in the ring. Because it was a DQ finish, Nikki Bella is still the Divas Champion.
After going back and forth for nearly 30 minutes, Daniel Bryan wins an exhausting match against Cesaro to regain the WWE Championship! After the match, Bray Wyatt hits the ring to cash in his Money in the Bank contract! While Bray is talking with the ref, Harper & Rowan assault Daniel Bryan in the ring. Cesaro is up to his feet at this time, but just like when Rusev assaulted Cena after their match, Cesaro turns his back and walks away once again. The crowd begins booing Cesaro even more. It appears as if Cesaro is slowly turning heel. Meanwhile, the ref rings the bell and Wyatt waits on Daniel Bryan to get up and hits him with the Sister Abigal. 1..2..3.. BRAY WYATT IS THE NEW WWE CHAMPION!
Bad News Barrett defeats Christian to retain the Intercontinental Championship.
Backstage, Daniel Bryan is pissed about getting screwed out of the WWE Title AGAIN. Bryan doesn't take time to whine though, he runs right up to Vince McMahon who is in attendance and asks to be put in the Royal Rumble Match. Vince asks him if he really feels like he can compete again tonight after that grueling match. Bryan says he can do it and he can win if he just gets the chance. Bryan says his whole career this past two years has been screwjob after screwjob and wants to make it right for all the fans who want him as champion. Vince grants him a spot in the Rumble!
In the Royal Rumble, the final seven competitors are Daniel Bryan, Triple H, Seth Rollins, Batista, Titus O'Neil, Rusev and John Cena. Batista eliminates Titus O'Neil, but ends up paying the price. Batista goes to bounce off the ropes and Titus pulled the top rope down which sent Batista out of the ring to the floor thus eliminating him. Titus began taunting Batista so Batista stood up and speared Titus through the barricade! Back in the ring, Rusev eliminates Cena. This leaves 3 Authority Members and Daniel Bryan. Rollins had been working with Triple H throughout the match, but he refused to triple team Daniel Bryan so Triple H orders Rusev to throw him out of the ring. Rusev does so, but while Triple H has his back turned giving orders to Rusev, Bryan catches him off guard and dropkicks him over the top rope! Daniel Bryan and Rusev are the final two. Rusev runs towards Bryan, but Bryan leans down the top rope sending Rusev over. DANIEL BRYAN WINS THE ROYAL RUMBLE AND WILL MAIN EVENT WRESTLEMANIA!
Build towards Elimination Chamber:
Since losing their tag team titles, Harper & Rowan want a rematch. But on RAW, they lose a match to Sheamus & Alberto Del Rio which gives them a good argument for a title match as well. Since both teams deserve a shot at the tag team titles, they'll both get a chance in the first ever Elimination Chamber match for the Tag Team Titles. The rules are the same as a regular elimination chamber match. Two men from each team will start and one by one the other remaining 4 will enter the match. Elimination rules apply and the last team standing wins.
With the tag team divsion being so crowded, a tag team turmoil match is made for the Elimination Chamber PPV, with the winner recieving a tag title shot in the future. The Usos, Ryback & Curtis Axel, Big E & Kofi Kingston, and Goldust & Stardust.
As for the United States Title picture, Titus O'Neil's issue with Batista that developed at Royal Rumble ended up costing him the US Title. The New Nation went after Batista for spearing O'Neil through the barricade at the Royal Rumble. They begin attacking him after his matches, but Batista would get his revenge on RAW when Titus O'Neil issued an Open Challenge for his US Title. The challenge was accepted by NXT star Sami Zayn! Zayn makes his debut and Titus immediately writes him off as an easy victory, but as the match gets going, O'Neil soon realizes he's in for a long match. About 10 minutes in, the ref is accidentally knocked down so Titus motions for Big E to get a chair, but out runs Batista. Batista takes out Big E & Kofi then proceeds to give Titus a Batista Bomb! The ref is back on his feet, Zayn covers O'Neil - 1..2..3.! Sami Zayn is the new US Champion! After becoming the US Champion, Zayn quickly found a new rival in the form of Team International. Sheamus & Del Rio have been pursuing the US Title since last fall when they lost it after Rusev left their team. Sheamus comes out to confront the new US Champion and he introduces the newest member of Team International and the man who will challenge Sami Zayn for the US Title at Elimination Chamber, Justin Gabriel!
After getting yet another victory over a former IC Champion, Bad News Barrett continues to prove why he's one of the best of all time, but he's met by a returning veteran who wants one more run with the IC Title - Rob Van Dam. The two will clash at Elimination Chamber for the title.
After Naomi was screwed out of her Divas Title match because of Natalya betraying her, she wants a fair rematch. She is granted it at Elimination Chamber with the stipulation that the Anti-Divas are banned from ringside. Naomi finally gets a fair shot at Nikki Bella's Divas Title with Paige, AJ, & Natalya banned from interfering.
After his plan was destroyed at Royal Rumble because of Seth Rollins, Triple H wants to hurt him. The two end up brawling on several occassions after some heated verbal exchanges and a match is made between them for Elimination Chamber.
Daniel Bryan has a confirmed spot in the main event of WrestleMania, but he still has a score to settle with Cesaro. The man that he defeated at Royal Rumble to win the WWE Title before he lost it. Cesaro wants his rematch for the WWE Title, but he doesn't want it at Elimination Chamber because there are going to be too many people involved so he wants a match with Daniel Bryan. Cesaro says he wants a match with Bryan so he can injure him for taking his title from him then cash in his rematch clause in the main event of WrestleMania. Bryan accepts Cesaro's challenge and vows to teach him a lesson in respect.
After becoming WWE Champion, Bray Wyatt claims that it was his destiny to win the title all along and this makes him the leader of the WWE Universe. But Wyatt has a tall order being champion because he has to defend his championship at Elimination Chamber against five other competitors. Those being Batista, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Rusev, and the returning Brock Lesnar!
Elimination Chamber 2015
Elimination Chamber Outcome:
The Usos win the tag team turmoil match and will get a title shot in the future. After the match, Curtis Axel starts yelling at Ryback for their loss and walks away.
Bad News Barrett defeats Rob Van Dam to retain the IC Title.
Sami Zayn defeats Justin Gabriel to retain the US Title.
The Ascension retain their tag team titles in the Elimination Chamber match. Harper & Rowan were the final team left with Ascension because Sheamus & Del Rio got eliminated first. After 10 minutes of back and forth action, the two teams were still at a stalemate. In the midst of the match, the lights go down and then come back on. Dean Ambrose is inside the chamber with Solomon Crowe beside him! Crowe & Ambrose go after Harper & Rowan slamming them through the pods in the Chamber. After beating them down, Ambrose & Crowe leave and The Ascension picks up the victory to retain their titles.
Naomi defeats Nikki Bella to become the NEW Divas Champion. After the match, The Anti-Divas beat down Naomi.
Daniel Bryan defeats Cesaro in another grueling 20 minute match between the two.
Triple H defeats Seth Rollins with help from Stephanie McMahon.
In the Elimination Chamber match, alot of things took place. The first being that Reigns shockingly eliminated Brock Lesnar, but ended up paying the price as Lesnar hit an F5 on him through a pod allowing Rusev to pin him and eliminate him. Also in this match, John Cena made his return to cause Rusev to lose. In the weeks leading up to Elimination Chamber, Rusev's mission was to take out Cena for eliminating him in the Rumble and he did so, but Cena recovered and made his return here costing Rusev the match. Also in this match, Titus O'Neil came down to ringside with The New Nation and started shaking the Chamber door to distract Batista which allowed Bray Wyatt to hit the Sister Abigail on him for the victory.
Build Towards WrestleMania 31:
After an impressive title defense at Elimination Chamber, The Ascension have established themselves as worthy of holding the tag titles. The challenges don't get any easier though. The tag division is packed at the moment and with that being said, The Ascension will have to defend their titles against three other teams at WrestleMania. The first team is The Usos who won the tag team turmoil match at Elimination Chamber. The second team is the newly formed group of Dolph Ziggler & Tyler Breeze. Breeze debuted on RAW with an impressive performance in a match against Dolph which led to them forming a team because of the mutual respect they have for each other. The third team is the team of Randy Orton & Curtis Axel. This team came about the night after Elimination Chamber when Orton came out to address what his next move would be. Orton told everyone not to get confused because he didn't turn on Triple H to make them happy, he turned on Triple H for his own good. Orton goes on to say that for the past few weeks he's had no direction, but last night he found his new direction. Orton announces that he is taking a young man under his wing who has been held down by a joke of a tag team partner for the past year. Orton calls Curtis Axel to the ring. Orton says he sees alot of himself in Axel and that Axel has been held down for far too long. Orton says he and Axel are going to become the most dominate tag team in WWE. This brings out Ryback who is confused as to why Axel is leaving him. Ryback and Orton end up getting into it. Orton calls him a genetic freak who can't wrestle to save his life. Ryback asks Orton who he thinks he is then slaps him in the face. Orton and Axel jump Ryback and begin beating him down viciously. Orton RKO's Ryback through the announce table to end the assault. Orton and Axel look dominant going into their tag team title match against The Usos, Ziggler & Breeze, and the champions The Ascension.
The Divas division has been filled with controversy in recent months with the formation the Anti Divas stable consisting of AJ Lee, Paige, Natalya and Nikki Bella. They currently outnumber their rivals Divas Champion Naomi, Brie Bella, and Emma, but that will soon change. After Natalya's shocking turn to join the Anti-Divas, an old friend comes onto the scene to try and talk her out of it. NXT Diva Charlotte makes her debut to confront Natalya about her decision to join the Anti-Divas. This just results in Charlotte getting beat down by the group. Naomi, Emma, and Brie Bella run out to make the save and challenge The Anti-Divas to an 8 person tag team match at WrestleMania to settle this rivalry once and for all. The Anti-Divas accept and vow to end the era of "Divas".
Ever since the Royal Rumble PPV, Titus O'Neil and Batista have been at each other's throats, but after Titus' actions at Elimination Chamber, Batista has had enough. Titus has cost Batista the Royal Rumble AND the WWE Title. Batista asks Titus what his problem is and Titus says its simple - he wants to prove himself as the future of the WWE and he thinks there's no better way to do it than to go after the guy who should have never came back in the first place. Titus says he deserves Batista's spot on the roster because it's 2015 not 2005. Batista says Titus is barking up the wrong tree. Titus says no he's not and that he's tired of talking and that he wants a match at WrestleMania with Batista. Batista laughs it off and says there's no way he's going to waste his time at WrestleMania with a joke like Titus. This leads to an attack by Big E, Kofi, & R-Truth on Batista. After they have him beaten, Titus tells them to back off of him. Titus begins assaulting Batista with a steel chair and while yelling "WHO'S A JOKE NOW? AM I WASTE OF TIME, DAVE? I'M AN ANIMAL AND YOU JUST USED TO BE! THIS IS MY YARD!" Titus stands over Batista before walking away with the rest of The New Nation behind him. The next week, Batista says that last week Titus crossed the line and that if he wants a match at WrestleMania, he's got it! Batista promises to give Titus the beating of his life.
After Ambrose's shocking return at Elimination Chamber with the debuting Solomon Crowe by his side, there are alot of questions that need to be answered. The first being how Ambrose would make himself appear on the screen whenever he wanted, how his music got played at Royal Rumble to distract The Wyatts, and how he got into the Elimination Chamber. Ambrose says comes out to answer and everyone's questions. Ambrose says that while he was gone, he was realigning himself with an old friend because he knew that he couldn't face Harper & Rowan alone. Ambrose introduces the WWE Universe to Crowe and says that if there's anyone more sadistic than him - it's Crowe. Ambrose says that Solomon is the person who took control of the titan tron and put his videos up there and that he's also the person who turned the lights off and lifted the Chamber which allowed them to get in the ring. Ambrose says Crowe is sick, twisted, and has the power to shut the whole place down with the click of a button so if Harper & Rowan think they have the upper hand in this feud, they are dead wrong. Harper & Rowan run through the crowd while Ambrose is talking and attack him & Crowe from behind. The two teams brawl across the arena until security separates them. A No Holds Barred Match is made between the two teams at WrestleMania. Ambrose vows to hurt Harper & Rowan for all the pain they've caused him over the years, from causing dissension in The Shield to costing him his match against Randy Orton - Harper & Rowan will pay.
After losing his WWE Title and two consecutive matches to Daniel Bryan, Cesaro has no where to go. This leads to him coming out a few weeks before Mania to talk about the fact that he doesn't have a match on the card yet. Cesaro says he refuses to just fall down the ranks of WWE and demands a top caliber opponent for Mania. This challenge is answered by the returning Chris Jericho. Jericho says that he's tired of hearing Cesaro bitch so he decided to come out and put a stop to it. Y2J says that Cesaro is impressive, but he's not sure whether or not his reign as champion was a fluke or not. Jericho says for that reason, he accepts Cesaro's open challenge for a match at WrestleMania because he wants to see what all the hype is about. Cesaro vows to show Y2J what he's all about at WrestleMania and establish himself as the best in the world at what he does.
After Triple H got a screwy victory over Seth Rollins at Elimination Chamber, Rollins wants a rematch, but Triple H won't give it to him because he's "already beaten him". Vince McMahon comes out to confront Triple H about how he won and how he's been acting lately. Vince says that he's sick of seeing Triple H run this place like a tyrant which is why he's giving Rollins the rematch at WrestleMania along with the stipulation that if Rollins wins, Triple H will be removed from his position as COO and The Authority will be over!
Just like last year, all members of the roster who aren't already in a match at Mania will be in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
After returning at Elimination Chamber, John Cena says costing Rusev that match was nice, but it wasn't enough. Cena says Rusev beat him like no one had ever beat him before, but he didn't take him out. And for that reason, he wants a match with Rusev so he can put an end to him and his vicious run through the WWE before he ends someone's career. Cena says Rusev can and will be stopped and he proved that by handing the giant his first loss at Survivor Series in the elimination match. The loss at Survivor Series prompts Rusev to accept Cena's challenge for a match at WrestleMania.
The next match that is on the WrestleMania card has been building since last fall at Survivor Series, when Roman Reigns eliminated Brock Lesnar from the main event match. The rivalry between the two reached new heights at Elimination Chamber when Reigns eliminated Lesnar once again, but this time Lesnar struck back and caused Reigns to be eliminated by giving him an F5 into one of the pods. This leads to a match being made between the two big men at WrestleMania. Heyman says that Reigns think's he's the big dog in WWE, but there's only one top dog in WWE and that's Brock Lesnar! We'll see who the top guy really is at WrestleMania!
The main event for WrestleMania was set after Bryan won the Rumble and Wyatt successfully defended his title at Elimination Chamber. For the second year in a row, Bryan is going into the main event of WrestleMania as the underdog challenging for the WWE Title. Can he defeat the man who stole his title from him at Royal Rumble as soon as he returned? Only time will tell when the leader of the Yes Movement tries to win back the WWE Championship from the eater of worlds, Bray Wyatt!
- The Ascension vs. The Usos vs. Dolph Ziggler & Tyler Breeze vs. Randy Orton & Curtis Axel - WWE Tag Team Title Match
- Nikki Bella, Paige, Natalya & AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella, Naomi, Charlotte & Emma
- Titus O'Neil vs. Batista
- Dean Ambrose & Solomon Crowe vs. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
- Cesaro vs. Chris Jericho
- Seth Rollins vs. Triple H
- Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
- John Cena vs. Rusev
- Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
- Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan - WWE Championship Match
The Usos win the tag team title match when Ryback makes his return to take out Randy Orton & Curtis Axel. The Usos capitalize on this opportunity and pin a beaten Randy Orton for the victory. This sets up two feuds for the summer - Usos/Ascension for the tag team titles and heel Randy Orton vs face "Feed Me More" Ryback.
The Anti Divas are defeated when Naomi pins Nikki Bella to get the victory for her team. After the match, Paige, AJ & Natalya beat down Nikki and kick her out of the group. This sets up a feud between Paige & AJ and The Bellas because Nikki will make up with her sister after being treated so badly by the Anti Divas. This also sets up a feud between Naomi and Natalya for the Divas Title as Natalya tries to bring the belt back to her stable.
Titus O'Neil defeats Batista without any help from The New Nation and establishes himself as a top main event star.
Dean Ambrose & Solomon Crowe defeat Luke Harper & Erick Rowan in a weapon filled brawl to finally get revenge on them.
Cesaro defeats Chris Jericho and proves that his title reign wasn't a fluke and that he is one of the best wrestlers in the world.
Seth Rollins defeats Triple H thus ending the era of the Authority. Vince McMahon proceeds to "fire" Triple H from his position.
Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett wins the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Rusev defeats John Cena and continue his dominant run through WWE.
Roman Reigns defeats Brock Lesnar and proves himself to be the new beast of WWE.
Daniel Bryan defeats Bray Wyatt to regain his WWE Championship after once again being put in an underdog situation and getting screwed out of the title. Bryan overcomes the odds once again and will finally get a lengthy reign as WWE Champion which he so rightly deserves.
In conclusion, I think this would be the best way to book the next 6-8 months in WWE. Because in under a calender year, 5 new top main event stars will be created - Cesaro, Titus O'Neil, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Rusev.
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